PM to virtually open Nongstoin & Williamnagar FM transmitters

Shillong, April 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 91 FM transmitters of 100 W, including Nongstoin and Williamnagar on Friday at 10:30 am via video conferencing. The inauguration will give a further boost to radio connectivity in the country.

A PIB statement said on Thursday that FM Transmitter at Community Radio Station (CRS), Nongstoin would be operating on 100.1 MHz FM Band while the one at Williamnagar would be operating on 100.9 MHz FM Band. The 100W Transmitter is expected to be heard in around 400 Sq. km area delivering a bouquet of programmes of entertainment and education to the listeners in the town and nearby villages.


An event to celebrate these occasions is being organised on the premises of CRS Nongstoin and Williamnagar.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will be joining these events virtually. Prominent persons of Nongstoin and Williamnagar, including senior government officers & dignitaries are likely to be physically present at Nongstoin and Williamnagar sites during the inauguration.

The 91 new 100 W FM transmitters have been installed in 84 districts across 18 states and 2 Union Territories. A special focus of this expansion has been on enhancing coverage in aspirational districts and in border areas. The states and UTs which are covered include Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Ladakh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

With this expansion of AIR’s FM service, an additional 2 crore people across the country, who did-not have access to the medium, will now be covered. It will result in expansion of coverage in about 35,000 sq km area.

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